A new partnership to develop headphones and music products was recently announced with Roland and V-MODA, who is the maker of award winning high-fidelity audio devices and headphones. The merger will provide V-MODA the ability to reach a global audience of music enthusiasts as well as achieve successful audio innovation and product development.
CEO and founder of V-MODA, Val Kolton, has created the vision for the V-MODA brand over the last 12 years and invented, designed as well as tested products from around the world. Kolton will retain his role as V-MODA’s CEO, and also be a consultant in product designing for Roland’s electronic music, dance, and DJ department.
“For more than a decade, we have vigorously crafted high-end personal audio products for modern audiophiles that reproduce music for a concert and club-like experience,” said Kolton, V-MODA CEO. “This partnership is not strictly a business deal; it’s a strategic synergy that will bridge the high-quality sound, materials and design of our products with the legendary genre-changing sound expertise and commitment to excellence from Roland. Roland’s 808, 909, the contribution to the development of MIDI protocol and countless products helped to lay the foundation and forge today’s music, and together we can carry on the tradition. V-MODA views our headphones as the icon where music, fashion and technology collide. It is refreshing to join the Roland family to align our passions for music to accomplish a greater vision.”
“We’re pleased V-MODA has joined the Roland family of brands”, said Mr. Jun-ichi Miki, CEO of Roland. “V-MODA revolutionized headphones and has pushed the envelope of personalization. Their Milano design, material research and professional DJ roots along with their loyal customers are incredible assets for Roland. It’s an exciting time for both companies, and we are eager for the talent at V-MODA and Roland to collaborate. This new team and the audience that the products are going to attract will definitely inspire the future of music.”